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Each week on The Moment, I speak with a different guest about an individual moment in an episode of Doctor Who that means a lot to them: something that really had in impact on them, or that they had a strong reaction to, or that they think a lot about for whatever reason.

Each week on The Moment, I speak with a different guest about an individual moment in an episode of Doctor Who that means a lot to them: something that really had in impact on them, or that they had a strong reaction to, or that they think a lot about for whatever reason.

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Each week on The Moment, I speak with a different guest about an individual moment in an episode of Doctor Who that means a lot to them: something that really had in impact on them, or that they had a strong reaction to, or that they think a lot about for whatever reason.

Language:

English


Episodes

2.13 - As we learn about each other, so we learn about ourselves.

2/10/2020
For the final episode of season two of The Moment, I'm joined by Graeme Burk (http://www.themomentpod.com/guests/graeme-burk), to discuss two parallel moments: one from 2005's The End of The World, featuring Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose, and one from 1964's The Edge of Destruction, featuring William Hartnell as the First Doctor and Jacqueline Hill as Barbara. We talk about how the Doctor learns to open up to his companions, how the show's storytelling...

Duration:00:29:23

2.12 - I'm the Doctor. Sorting out fair play throughout the universe.

12/16/2019
This week, I'm joined by Mikayla Micomonaco (http://www.themomentpod.com/guests/mikayla-micomonaco), to discuss a moment from 2018's The Woman Who Fell to Earth, the first episode to star Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. We talk about the trends in Doctor Who that had brought Mikayla to consider quitting the show, the aspects of this episode that brought them back in, and how far the show still has left to go. You can follow Mikayla on Twitter at @mikaylamic...

Duration:00:27:53

2.11 - I didn't kick you out. I gave you up.

10/25/2019
This week, I'm joined by Erika Ensign (http://www.themomentpod.com/guests/erika-ensign), to discuss a moment from 2012's Asylum of the Daleks, the first episode of Matt Smith's final season as the Doctor, featuring Karen Gillan as Amy Pond and Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams. We talk about why these two companions have so much difficulty communicating, and how this moment clarified the nature of their relationship for Erika. You can follow Erika on Twitter at @hollygodarkly...

Duration:00:31:39

2.10 - How long is a night on Darillium?

10/4/2019
This week, I'm joined by Moisés Chiullán (http://www.themomentpod.com/guests/moises-chiullan), to discuss a moment from the 2015 Christmas special, The Husbands of River Song, with Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor and Alex Kingston as River. We talk about what Capaldi brings to the table when portraying the Doctor's relationship with River, the closure this episode offers for a long-running storyline, and what the Doctor's actions in this episode say about him as a character. You can...

Duration:00:29:04

2.09 - Run!

9/18/2019
This week, I'm joined by Kathleen Schowalter (http://www.themomentpod.com/guests/kathleen-schowalter), to discuss a moment from 2005's Rose, the first episode of modern Doctor Who, featuring Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose. We talk about the visceral effect when someone shouts run, how this one word connects the many lives of the Doctor throughout the show's history, and what it means to Rose to have the opportunity to run with the Doctor. You can follow...

Duration:00:29:51

2.08 - I think you look like giants.

8/30/2019
This week, I'm joined by Sage Young (http://www.themomentpod.com/guests/sage-young), to discuss a moment from 2010’s The End of Time, Part 2, the final episode of David Tennant's run as the Tenth Doctor. We discuss the Doctor's enduring love of humanity, the way that Tennant portrays the Tenth Doctor's emotional life, and why Wilfred Mott is the perfect companion for the Doctor at this point in his life. You can follow Sage on Twitter at @sageyoungest (http://twitter.com/sageyoungest)....

Duration:00:29:33

2.07 - The Sting

8/22/2019
This week, I'm joined by Houman Sadri (http://www.themomentpod.com/guests/houman-sadri), to discuss a moment from Part two of the 1975 serial Pyramids of Mars, from Tom Baker's second season of Doctor Who. We discuss how sound can terrify us, the impact of opening and closing credits on a viewing experience, and the role that fear and tension and cliffhangers have in making Doctor Who what it is. You can follow Houman on Twitter at @houmansadri (http://twitter.com/houmansadri). Special...

Duration:00:24:26

2.06 - And it was Trenzalore? It was definitely Trenzalore?

8/14/2019
This week, I'm joined by Chas Lilly (http://www.themomentpod.com/guests/chas-lilly), to discuss a moment from 2013's The Name of the Doctor, the final episode of Matt Smith's third series as a the Doctor. We discuss how a hectic and busy story can be grounded by a moment of emotion, Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman's excellent performances, and what we're dreading in our personal futures. You can follow Chas on Twitter at @ChasLilly (http://twitter.com/ChasLilly). Special Guest: Chas Lilly.

Duration:00:26:19

2.05 - But if someone's gone, do pictures really help?

7/31/2019
This week, I'm joined by Connie Gibbs (http://www.themomentpod.com/guests/connie-gibbs), to discuss a moment from 2017's The Pilot, the premiere of Peter Capaldi's third and final series as the Doctor, and the episode that introduces him to companion Bill Potts. We discuss how Bill's family history resonated with Connie's own, the brilliance of Bill's dynamic with the Doctor and how that brilliance was let down, and how a memento can tie us to someone who's no longer with us. You can follow...

Duration:00:27:50

2.04 - Saved her!

7/24/2019
This week, Joy Piedmont (http://www.themomentpod.com/guests/joy-piedmont) sits in as host and gives me, your usual host Tom Dickinson (http://www.themomentpod.com/hosts/tom-dickinson), an opportunity to talk about my own moment from 2008's Forest of the Dead. We examine the timey-wimey nature of River's storyline, the Twelfth Doctor's role in a story that was produced years before he ever appeared on-screen, and what it means for the Doctor to be the person who saves people. You can follow...

Duration:00:30:30

2.03 - But what do I do every day, mum?

7/17/2019
This week, I'm joined by Deb Stanish (http://www.themomentpod.com/guests/deb-stanish), to discuss a moment from 2005's The Parting of the Ways, the finale of Christopher Eccleston's first and only season as the Doctor. We discuss how Rose's perspective really spoke to Deb's personal history, the Doctor's history of putting companions' safety before their agency, and the aspects of the scene that some fans find troublingly classist. You can follow Deb on Twitter at @DebStanish...

Duration:00:28:47

2.02 - There's a twist in the sequel.

7/10/2019
This week, I'm joined by Rachel T (http://www.themomentpod.com/guests/rachel-t), to discuss a moment from The Witchfinders, a historical adventure from Jodie Whittaker's debut season in 2018. We discuss the frustrations of not seeing yourself represented on screen, the Doctor's relationship with religion, and how we find meaning in problematic stories. You can follow Rachel on Twitter at @rtpuppydog (http://twitter.com/rtpuppydog). Special Guest: Rachel T.

Duration:00:27:04

2.01 - Geronimo!

7/3/2019
This week, I'm joined by Chip Sudderth (http://www.themomentpod.com/guests/chip-sudderth), to discuss Matt Smith’s first appearance in 2010’s The End of Time, Part 2. We discuss the wonder of change, the delightful exuberance of Matt Smith’s Doctor, and how we feel when the show moves on from the era we loved most. You can follow Chip on Twitter at @2minutetimelord (http://twitter.com/2minutetimelord). Special Guest: Chip Sudderth.

Duration:00:29:38

Season 2 Trailer and Announcement

6/30/2019
Each week on The Moment, I speak with a different guest about an individual moment in an episode of Doctor Who that means a lot to them. This trailer includes audio from upcoming episodes featuring guests Houman Sadri, Mikayla Micomonaco, Rachel T, Chas Lilly, Erika Ensign, Connie Gibbs, Deb Stanish, Chip Sudderth, and Sage Young. (It also features audio from Doctor Who, obviously.) Season 2 of The Moment begins on July 3rd, 2019. As always, the best thing you can do to help support the show...

Duration:00:04:59

1.13 - Oh brilliant!

10/4/2018
For the season finale of The Moment, I'm joined by Alyssa Franke (http://www.themomentpod.com/guests/alyssa-franke), to discuss the closing moments of the most recent Doctor Who episode, 2017's Christmas special, Twice Upon a Time. We discuss the departure of a beloved Doctor, the arrival of an exciting new Doctor, and the impact of this historic moment on the Doctor Who fandom. You can follow Alyssa on Twitter at @WhovianFeminism (http://twitter.com/whovianfeminism). Special Guest: Alyssa...

Duration:00:37:04

1.12 - When you're alone, silence is all you know.

9/27/2018
This week, I'm joined by Talcott Starr (http://www.themomentpod.com/guests/talcott-starr), to discuss Abigail's song in 2010's A Christmas Carol. We discuss how this episode intersects with Talcott's own story, the themes of grief and love in Matt Smith's era of Doctor Who, and how love lets us see one another across time. You can follow Talcott on Twitter at @talcotts (http://twitter.com/talcotts). Special Guest: Talcott Starr.

Duration:00:31:01

1.11 - But you know what? I am good.

9/20/2018
This week, I'm joined by Tai Gooden (http://www.themomentpod.com/guests/tai-gooden), as we discuss Martha's departure from the TARDIS in 2007's Last of the Time Lords. We discuss Martha's long hard journey, the tendency of fandom to pit her against a certain other companion, and the importance of knowing when to get out. You can follow Tai on Twitter at @taigooden (http://twitter.com/taigooden). Special Guest: Tai Gooden.

Duration:00:28:49

1.10 - Binro was right.

9/13/2018
This week, I'm joined by Luke Harrison (http://www.themomentpod.com/guests/luke-harrison), as we discuss the encounter between Unstoffe the con man and Binro the Heretic from 1978's The Ribos Operation. We discuss the role of science and the supernatural in Doctor Who, the fundamental nature of truth itself, and briefly, the Chuckle Brothers. You can follow Luke on Twitter at @backintheussr6 (http://twitter.com/backintheussr6). Special Guest: Luke Harrison.

Duration:00:28:37

1.09 - Together, or not at all.

9/6/2018
This week, I'm joined by Alex Cox (http://www.themomentpod.com/guests/Alex-Cox), and we chat about Amy and Rory's leap of faith from 2012's The Angels Take Manhattan. We discuss Amy's definitive choice, examine the family dynamic of the Eleventh Doctor era, and decide who's going to water the plants. You can follow Alex on Twitter at @AlexCox (http://twitter.com/AlexCox). Special Guest: Alex Cox.

Duration:00:27:10

1.08 - It is our way.

8/30/2018
This week, I'm joined by Erik Stadnik (http://www.themomentpod.com/guests/erik-stadnik), to chat about a pleasantly open moment with the Fifth Doctor from 1982's Kinda. We discuss what makes the Doctor a good traveller, how we interact with people aren't like us, and why it's good to confront the things that live in the dark places. You can follow Erik on Twitter at @sjcAustenite (http://twitter.com/sjcAustenite).

Duration:00:28:24